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Human Rights Analyst

Human Rights Analyst
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  • Job Location: Buka

Job Description

Post Title:

Human Rights Analyst

Project:

United Nations Peace Building Fund Project - Gender Youth Promotion Initiative

Duty Station:

Buka, Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB)

Duration:

1 year (with possibility for extension)

Type of Contract:

 NO-B

Starting Date:

23 April 2018 (tentative date)

                                   

Background:

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, has deployed a Human Rights Adviser in Papua New Guinea since 2008 to support both the government of Papua New Guinea and the United Nations Country Team in advancing human rights in the country. In this vein, the Human Rights Adviser’s Unit is involved in a number of areas, including enhancing PNG’s engagement with the international human rights mechanisms and human rights capacity building activities for targeted government departments and civil society organizations. 

 

The Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) is making progress in implementing the Bougainville Peace Agreement (BPA) signed in 2001 which ended the ten-year armed conflict in Bougainville which took place from 1988 to 1998. The BPA consists of three pillars: Autonomy, referendum, and modalities for disarmament and weapon disposal. The BPA and the Constitution of Bougainville adopted in 2004 include several human rights commitments, such as the establishment of a human rights enforcement mechanism, addressing transitional justice and reconciliation, and respect for PNG’s human rights treaty obligations.

 

In November 2017, the United Nations Peace Building Fund approved a two million US Dollar Project, entitled “Empower women and youth for a free, fair, transparent and violence-free referendum” to be implemented jointly by OHCHR, UN Women and UNFPA in the spirit of the Delivering As One (DAO) UN approach. The 18-month project targets critical peacebuilding gaps, with respect to the empowerment of disenfranchised groups in Bougainville, mainly women and youth, and persons with disabilities to ensure their informed participation and contribution to a free, fair, transparent and violence-free 2019 Referendum.

 

The Project has two outcomes: a) Autonomous Bougainville Government institutions are increasingly accountable to women and youth for a free and fair referendum; and b) Women and youth effectively participate in delivering a violence-free referendum in Bougainville. OHCHR’s contributions to achieve the two outcomes are: a) providing technical assistance and building the human rights capacity of key ABG officials and institutions involved in the referendum, and b) building capacity of civil society to monitor and report on human rights violations during the referendum and equip them with tools and manuals, and standardized procedures to support them.

Key Functions:

  • Assist the Human Rights Adviser in the implementation of the human rights component of the Peacebuilding Project for Bougainville entitled “Empower women and youth for a free, fair, transparent and violence-free referendum”.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the human rights component of the project with participating UN Agencies, other UN agencies, UN advisers involved in peacebuilding and referendum, and relevant organizations implementing peacebuilding and referendum related projects in Bougainville.
  • Strengthen network with relevant ABG authorities and institutions, and civil society groups to enhance mutual collaboration for a smooth implementation of the Project.
  • Formulate a detailed annual implementation plan for the human rights component of the project, in collaboration with UN Women and UNFPA.  
  • Design and implement human rights training for various target group considering the rights of girls, boys, women, and similar categories of people with disabilities and support other related activities within the Project.
  • Provide technical support to the ABG and civil society on human rights, including on human rights monitoring and reporting, and engaging with the UN human rights mechanisms.
  • Undertake human rights research and analysis in Bougainville as required by the Human Rights Adviser.
  • Represent the OHCHR Human Rights Adviser at key meetings with partners and stakeholders.
  • Draft briefing notes, financial reports, progress reports, and other related documents in relation to the implementation of the Project.
  • Ensure integration of a gender perspective and human rights-based approach in all activities of the Project.
  • Ensure participatory approaches throughout the project with women human rights defenders
  • Provide technical support to the Human Rights Defenders network upon request from CSOs working in the area of Human Rights.
  • Provide support to the Project Coordinator, and other project staff, to implement the project, working closely with the Human Rights Adviser’s Unit in PNG based in Port Moresby.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Human Rights Adviser.

 

 

Competencies

 

  • Technology Awareness: Incumbent shall be fully proficient on computer skills and use of advanced functions, including on UN standard applications, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
  • Communications: Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to draft/edit a variety of correspondence and other communications, summary notes, reports, etc.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural and multi–ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Very good understanding and knowledge of the functions and organization of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
  • Excellent knowledge of the human rights situation in PNG and Bougainville.
  • Good knowledge of the UN Human Rights system

 

Qualifications and Experience

The Human Rights Officer  should have the following:

Education & Experience: Postgraduate Degree preferably in international human rights law, or related and 4 years of progressively responsible experience in human rights work or related field, experience in training and drafting reports and other materials required. and 6 years of progressively responsible experience in human rights work or related field, experience in training and drafting reports and other materials required, Experience of working in Bougainville will be an asset.

 

 

 Language: Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Fluency in Tok Pisin and one or more of the local languages would be an advantage. Prior experience of working in Bougainville will be an asset.

 

 

 

Deadline for submission of applications: 7 April 2018

 

Interested and qualified candidates can submit your application consisting of UNDP Personal History Form (P11), CV with cover letter to: The Human Resource Team via following access link:

 

Access Link:            https://jobs.partneragencies.net/erecruit.html          Job Opening ID: 15432

 

Please note that if you are unable to submit application online, you can send via the following email registry.pg@undp.org or hand deliver at UN haus Buka or UN Haus POM, The Tower Level 14 down town. Incomplete applications, or applications submitted after the deadline cannot be considered. Women are also encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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